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Police Logs

Friday, August 6, 2010

Jim Thorpe police are investigating the theft of $300 in cash from a borough business.

The money was stolen from a cash register at Art by Maura, 86 W. Broadway, at about 1:45 p.m. July 31, according to police.

Police ask that anyone with information about the theft call them at (570) 325-4995.

Friday, August 6, 2010

A Slatingotn man is facing charges, including driving under the influence (DUI), following an incident in his borough.

Borough police said officers observed a vehicle being driven erratically along Main and Walnut sts., about 3:11 a.m. on July 29. Police conducted a vehicle stop and the driver was identified as Christopher Richard Deibert, 26, of 314 Main St. He was found to be under the influence, police said.

Deibert is facing charges of DUI, reckless driving, careless driving and driving a vehicle at an (un) safe speed.

Friday, August 6, 2010

A juvenile was cited after she created a disturbance in Summit Hill.

According to borough police on July 30 at 9:30 a.m. police received a call for a domestic disturbance at 59 W. Holland St. When they arrived they found a 15-year-old female had created the disturbance.

She was cited harassment.

Friday, August 6, 2010

A Tamaqua businessman was charged with fraudulent business practices after he failed to deliver oil to two residents in Summit Hill.

According to Summit Hill police Scott Steffi, 45, of 442 Willing St., acting as the owner of STS Heating Oil, was charged with theft for failure to make disposition of funds received and fraudulent business practices after police received two criminal complaints on the company.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Lansford Police Chief John Turcmanovich has released his report for July:

Friday, August 6, 2010

Pocono Mountian Regional police reported on two retail theft arrests made by officers on Monday, Aug. 2, in separate incidents.

About 5:04 p.m. officers were called to the Walmart store in Mt. Pocono. Loss prevention officers had Robert Lilly II, 22, of Pocono Summit, detained. Police said Lilly attempted to remove $101 worth of DVDs from the store. He was cited and released.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Five persons were cited for a fight that occurred in Nesquehoning

Police officer Brian White filed multiple summary disorderly conduct and harassment charges against five people for a fight that occurred on July 11 in the 100 block of W. Railroad St.

Cited were Jodi Green, 9 Tunnel St., Lansford; Sheri McFarland and Joseph Hutta, both of 218 W. White St., Summit Hill; Rhonda McFarland, 134 W. Railroad St. and Jennifer Marchorro, 3 W. Columbus Ave., both of Nesquehoning.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Jim Thorpe police are warning people to be wary about giving personal information to people who call them.

On Aug. 4 police received a call from a resident who said she had gotten a phone call from a Jamaican male telling her that her husband had won $2.5 million. The man told her that her husband would receive 35 cashier's checks totaling the $2.5 million but that in order for her husband to receive his winnings he had to get a cashier's check for $599, take it to Wal-mart and send it via Western Union to an address in Jamaica, Wis.

Friday, August 6, 2010

A Slatington resident is facing charges.

Borough police said on Friday, Aug. 6, about 4:40 a.m. officers responded to a report of a man sleeping on a bench at the Rails to Trails area. The man was identified as Barry Rausch, 39, of 433 S. Walnut St.

Police said Rausch was cited for public drunkenness and violation of the borough's open container ordinance.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

A Monroe County man was jailed this week after he allegedly assaulted a state police trooper and a juvenile. State police at Lehighton said the incident occurred on Tuesday, Aug. 3, about 2:55 p.m. and began along White Birch Lane, in the Eldo Lakes development in Polk Township. Troopers gave the following account of the incident.